Antisemitism in Universities

Manchester School of Architecture

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it “is run jointly between the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester…and it is subject to the respective Universities’ policies and procedures”.

The University of Manchester adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples on 9th June 2020.

Manchester Metropolitan University adopted the Definition in full, including all of its examples on an unknown date in November 2020.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 9th July 2020. On 7th August 2020, the University responded.

Students’ Union

When asked on 4th August 2020, Manchester Student Society of Architecture failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.


No incidents have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.

Jewish life on campus

The incidence of antisemitism on a university campus and how the university and its students’ union address antisemitism are matters of serious concern. At the same time, they do not represent the totality of Jewish life on any campus. For further information about Jewish life on campus, please contact the local Jewish Society or Jewish chaplain.

No student should have to endure antisemitism. Campaign Against Antisemitism provides specialist help to students who have experienced antisemitism, including free legal representation. For assistance with antisemitism on campus, please contact us.